May kicks off with celebrations galore, including Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and the cult favorite Star Wars Day. There are food and drink events for each this week, including a rare 12-course meat tasting, charcuterie board workshop with wine, and the grand opening of a worldwide favorite smoothie and tea bar. Still looking for Mother’s Day dining reservations? Find that list here.
Tuesday, May 3
Meet Our Meat at B&B Butchers & Restaurant
This rare tasting event takes 16 lucky guests on a 12-course tour of cellar-cut beef. From 55-day dry-aged ribeye steak to A5 Kobe beef, the mouthwatering meat selections come with wine pairings, side dishes, and chef’s selection of desserts. Reservations are $375 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and the dinner begins promptly at 6:30 pm in the B&B Butcher Shop.
First Tuesday: The Art of Infused Cocktails at Stage West
As part of its monthly First Tuesdays programming, Stage West Theatre's Dana Schultes will introduce attendees of the class to a dozen or so craft flavors and teach how to make cocktails for personal enjoyment, an upcoming party, or a camping trip. The 21+ event kicks off at 6 pm with complimentary drinks and snacks from the Lobby Cafe. Tickets are $20, and Stage West’s season ticket holders get half off admission.
Wednesday, May 4
Star Wars Day at Cane Rosso
“May the fourth be with you” this May 4 at Cane Rosso, where Star Wars fans (and all diners in general) can get the restaurant’s popular Roni One pizza for only $10. The wood-fired pie comes with house-made mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon marmalade, and tomato sauce. The promo price is available for dine-in or takeout all day.
Charcuterie Board Workshop at Lost Oak Winery
Sip wine and create your own charcuterie boarding this 90-minute class at the longtime Burleson winery. The $75 per-person price includes a board to keep. (Wine sold separately.) The class will run from 6-7:30 pm.
Thursday, May 5
Tequila Tasting at John Wayne: An American Experience
The Fort Worth Stockyards is home to a museum dedicated to iconic actor John Wayne, and on Cinco de Mayo, guests can sip tequila inspired by the Duke himself. Duke Spirits, a line of bourbon, whiskey, and most recently, tequila, will host a free tasting at the museum’s Stock & Supply store. Featured tequilas will include the Grand Cru Reposado Tequila Founder’s Reserve and the Extra Anejo Tequila Founder’s Reserve. The complimentary tasting will take place from 1-4 pm. Tickets to the exhibit are $21.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids 6-12.
Saturday, May 7
Farmers Market at Tanger Oulets
The city's newest weekly farmers market is at the Tanger Outlets shopping center in far north Fort Worth. Sponsored by Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, the market will be open 9 am-1 pm Saturdays until November 5 (then 10 am-2 pm through December 31), offering an assortment of fruits, veggies, sweet and savory treats, and hand-crafted goods from local farmers and artisans around. Find it in the parking lot behind Olive Garden, 15853 N. Freeway.
Happy Lemon Grand Opening
The popular Taiwanese smoothie and bubble tea bar will celebrate its newest location at 1019 Foch St. with a two-day buy-one-get-one event. Visit anytime from 12-10 pm on Saturday or Sunday and get a free drink with the purchase of one (max of four purchased drinks per person). The chain is known for its Asian “cheese teas” — sweet and savory cold teas topped with salted milk and cream cheese foam. Top sellers include the Jasmine Green Tea with Salted Cheese, the Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie, and the Ube Milk Tea with Taro Balls. The first 100 customers also get a free Happy Lemon tote bag.
Down & Derby Day at Whiskey Ranch
The home of TX Whiskey will throw a Kentucky Derby party featuring lots of TX Mint Juleps. Sport your best Derby attire for a chance to win a prize. Tickets are $25 and include a drink ticket and a Derby-themed food box by Applause Catering. The party will run from 1-7 pm but note that live music will take place from 2-4 pm and the Kentucky Derby itself is set for 5:57 pm.